US State Department under cyberattack for fourth day


AFP
July 9, 2009

The US State Department said Thursday its website came under cyberattack for a fourth day running as it tried to prevent further attacks.

[efoods]“I’m just going to speak about our website, the state.gov website. There’s not a high volume of attacks. But we’re still concerned about it. They are continuing,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.

According to computer security experts, a dozen US government websites, including those of the White House, Pentagon and State Department, were targeted in a coordinated cyberattack which also struck sites in South Korea.

South Korean lawmakers were quoted as saying Wednesday that South Korea’s intelligence service believes North Korea or its sympathizers may have staged the attack.

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